Tagged: Forum Rules
- VIPbyteKeymasterAugust 11, 2017 at 2:34 amPost count: 1
Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the ‘I agree’ checkbox and press the ‘Register’ button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.
I. Forum Rules
A. Formal Terms
1. cannabis-caregivers.com disclaims all liability for messages appearing on message boards, Web pages hosted by cannabis-caregivers.com, blog entries and comments, and other materials created by cannabis-caregivers.com users. cannabis-caregivers.com has no responsibility for such content and is merely providing access to such content as a service to you.
2. Copyright material
Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the member should not be posted on the discussion forums or software libraries without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. cannabis-caregivers.com shall not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate copyright law.
You cannot legally post entire articles or news in the forum without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you attribute the article correctly its still copyright infringement. Copyright law does not care if you make any money off of the work or not, what matters is if you hurt the potential income of the copyright holder. In this case you would be depriving them of ad revenue and it is illegal. Under Fair Use provisions you can legally post a small abstract of an article – or perhaps the opening paragraph. So if you want to post an article you should do this and include a link, or just post the link. The exception to this rule is press releases; press releases are meant for distribution and can be copied and distributed as much as you want. If you are not sure if you can copy something then always err on the side of caution and simply post a link to the material.
3. Policy adjustments
This cannabis-caregivers.com rules and policy list may be adjusted by the site administrator at any time for any reason whatsoever, and is perpetually available for review in this section of the site. It is the enduser’s responsibility to keep current on whatever adjustments are made to the list.
4. You must be 13 or older to use these forums.
5. Although the administrators and moderators of cannabis-caregivers.com will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of cannabis-caregivers.com, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
1. Staff authority
cannabis-caregivers.com moderators have absolute authority, and are granted unequivocal discretion at editing or striking any post for unsuitable language and otherwise objectionable content, or warning, restricting, and banning members as necessary.
This forum operates on a “two strikes” policy regarding misconduct. Should a member be warned of misconduct by any moderator, the second offense will result in banishment from the forum.
Should you feel you have been treated unfairly by any cannabis-caregivers.com staff member, you may appeal to the forum administrator.
C. Inappropriate Content
Keep profanity to a minimum. The best policy is to swear at websites rather than on them. Our badwords filter is minimal, and forum participants are automatically considered mature enough to exercise restraint in their language. Nobody should have to point out what language is over the line.
2. Objectionable links
Links to any site or web content considered unsuitable by the management of this website are forbidden. Moderators have full authority to use their discretion in determining the appropriateness of links or other content.
3. Unsuitable images
Posting or providing links to obscene images is forbidden.
II. Personal Conduct
A. Forum Use
1. Respect of others
Remain courteous and respectful regarding other people’s nationality, race, sex, religion, sexuality. Anything determined a deliberate slight or insult toward any of these things; will result in the member being permanently banned. Even if you disagree with someone please remain respectful, do not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws. This is a zero tolerance policy.
2. Multiple accounts
Multiple forum user accounts by the same person are forbidden. Should you ever wish to change your forum username, please contact the forum administrator.
3. Opinions and beliefs
Bear in mind how your opinions and beliefs are your own concern, right up until you openly voice them. Once voiced, they become everyone’s concern.
B. Posting Cautions
1. Zero spam
Zero spam policy. We are all for helping people promote their web projects. However, if you are posting a link to your website just to drive traffic to it, your post will be declared spam and your link removed. This also holds true for posting links to any online voting system designed to provide weighting based on the number of hits.
Crossposting (posting the same topic in multiple forums) is frowned upon to an amazing degree and is normally regarded as spam. Should you be uncertain of what constitutes crossposting, ask and a moderator will explain it to you.
3. Guest posting
We are far more interested in inspiring an active membership than we are with bloating the member base with dormant accounts. As a result, guest posting is enabled on this forum to allow people to test the waters and ask a few questions before committing to signing up for an actual forum membership. The terms and rules for guest posting are identical to those for registered members.
1. Member disputes
Whenever possible, disputes against other (non-staff) forum members should be handled away from the open forum. If ever you have a particular problem with another forum member, please email or PM a moderator and describe the situation.
2. Disputes against staff
This forum operates with a clear chain of command and it shall be used for any member disputes against staff members. Challenging any cannabis-caregivers.com staff member on the public forum is regarded as the poorest of personal and professional courtesy, and will not be tolerated. Disputes against any general staff member (moderators) should be addressed to their Vice President (Careers, Community, or Development, as applicable and available), while disputes against Vice Presidents or the site Administrator are addressed to the Senior Vice President.
3. Reporting abuse
Abuse reporting should be as specific as possible. If there is an immediate or potential problem regarding what someone has posted in a public forum, please advise the moderator for that forum. For abuse of forum features (such as spam through the forum PM or email system), please contact the forum administrator.
III. Forum Protocol
A. Posting Courtesies
1. Posting links
Posting links to features or articles found elsewhere in the web is both expected and encouraged. However, please make an effort to provide a preliminary description, pertinent personal thought, or quoted excerpt from the link you are posting. Creating a new topic containing only a link with no description is both annoying and a potential security risk to endusers.
2. Image posting
Our forum allows the ability for users to place images in their posts. Any images posted on the board must be 50Kb or less in filesize and of a physical size to fit comfortably within an 800×600 window without stretching the forum display or producing a bottom scrollbar. If your image is greater in physical size or filesize than these limitations stipulate, please link to it instead while stating its type and filesize (e.g. 230Kb JPEG, 200Kb animated GIF etc.).
3. Large files
If you post a link to page containing a large file (such as a large PDF, streaming media file, or something built in Flash), please describe the media type and filesize.
B. Member Rights
1. Promotion Approval
Should your website be holding any special promotion or contest you are welcome to promote it on cannabis-caregivers.com forum, although we do ask you to contact us first in order that we may gauge the suitability of your promotion and provide guidance as to the appropriate place to post it. Promotions posted without prior approval or by non-registered forum users will be treated as spam.
2. Extra privileges
Sometimes forum ranking based on post count, popular vote (such as being voted Member of the Month), through paid subscription, or by purchasing certain cannabis-caregivers.com services will entitle members to special privileges. These include availability to forums inaccessible by the general membership, discounts to certain cannabis-caregivers.com services or products, and being granted input and voting for certain administrative matters pertaining to the forum. Such members occupy a preferred status on our forum while being expected to use their position responsibly, and may be obligated to abide with certain additional rules and privacy agreements governing their position.
3. Account termination
Members may contact the forum administrator any time to request their member account be terminated for any reason.
1. Business alliances
cannabis-caregivers.com is always prepared to discuss possible alliances for business or promotional purposes, although we ask to be contacted by email to discuss the matter privately rather than being expected to respond to such proposals on any public forum. All alliance proposals should be addressed directly to the cannabis-caregivers.com President.
2. About bartering
Bartering skills, products, and services between members is encouraged. However, the exchange must be equivalent and we reserve the right to determine what is considered an unbalanced trade. Attempting to trade website ad space for website design or coding skills is never regarded an appropriate exchange.
3. Soliciting members
Solicitation. While members are encouraged to network with other members, using the resources of this forum either through private message or email to outright solicit the purchase of skills or services is forbidden. Members are advised to report any solicitation to the administration so we may determine intent and appropriate action. If you have an idea you would like to privately put forth to other members for a particular networking opportunity, we advise you contact us first so we may determine the suitability of your idea and provide guidance or endorsement where required.
IV. Board Settings
A. Personal Features
Signatures may be added and adjusted in your user profile. Signatures must be 4 lines or less at 800×600 browser window resolution, cannot contain images (the forum is already setup to disallow images in signatures), may contain links provided they conform to our rules for posted links, and can contain 1200 bytes of information.
2. Using Avatars
Avatars are small images which appear directly under your forum username when posting. Default avatar size (in the avatar gallery) is 100×70 pixels, and max allowed avatar size is 120×80. Avatars cannot be animated or exceed 15Kb in filesize.
3. Personal Photos
User profiles allow users to upload a personal photo if they choose. Uploaded photos must conform to our rules for objectionable content, are limited to 250x250px, and must be 50Kb or less in filesize.
B. Security and Privacy
Users are responsible for keeping their passwords secure. If ever you think someone else may have obtained your password, contact the forum administrator to make arrangements to secure your member account. If you use a shared computer, make sure you log out of the forum after each visit so someone else cannot come along behind you and access your account.
2. Email address
Users are expected to maintain an accurate email address, otherwise they cannot be contacted regarding important updates by the forum administrator (such as announcements about member pruning or security issues), and will encounter validation problems when changing their contact information or password. Additionally, invalid email addresses cause undue server resources drain due to messages bouncing when members are notified via the PM system and when replies are made to subscribed topics.
Although the administrators and moderators of cannabis-caregivers.com will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of cannabis-caregivers.com, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
Think before you post or speak: Do you really want to put your address or telephone number on a public discussion forum? We encourage you to keep personal information personal.
In the same vein, do not ask for personal information from others. Discussion forum posts that request members to submit personal information to another party will be removed. Information that should be considered personal includes but is not limited to your home phone number, name, and age. If you must give this out for any reason, please do so privately.
The owners of cannabis-caregivers.com reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or forum for any reason.
By using cannabis-caregivers.com, you are agreeing to these rules.
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